A fixed mindset is when a person believes that their skills, abilities and knowledge are unchangeable. They often feel they are either “good at” something or “not good” at something–with no room for improvement.
Create simple opportunities where children have to engage in productive struggle. This will mean you have to build in time for reasoning, puzzling and thinking.
Not everything your child does is going to come easy. Make sure you acknowledge that and praise their effort. Remind them that it’s okay to be frustrated.
Ask them why they think they can’t. Have them talk through the process and answer your questions vs you just explaining your personal reasoning.
Explain to them that the brain needs to work out, just like any other muscle, in order to grow.
Brain chemistry can be altered by movement–so make sure your children engage in physical activity throughout the day.